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Letter to the Editor — Ian Englebright

Letter to the Editor — Ian Englebright

Ian Englebright, Letter to the Editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

As the elections for SGA are slowly approaching, I’m really excited for what the Association will be accomplishing in the near future. However, I shall not forget the amazing work the individuals in the 59th session have accomplished so far. From the Wichita State Inspire program to Shocker Food Locker,...

Letter to the Editor: Paige Hungate

Letter to the Editor: Paige Hungate

Paige Hungate, Letter to the Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

What’s changed, you ask? “Whether you’re liberal/conservative, religious/atheist, white/black, etc: please know I respect you and value your opinion. Let’s dialogue!” I posted this tweet on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 9:50pm, and it garnered far more negativity than I had ever anticipated. What pr...

Swaim: Monkeys aren’t pets

Swaim: Monkeys aren’t pets

Chance Swaim, News Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s impossible to know the grief student Muhamad Mansour feels after losing his beloved marmoset, Beba. But keeping a pet monkey in Kansas is not only a bad idea — it’s illegal. From all appearances, as weird and tragic as this situation, it could have been avoided at several points. Firs...

Wichita State’s porcelain thrones: The top spots to poop on campus

Wichita State’s porcelain thrones: The top spots to poop on campus

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
January 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Columns, Opinion

Everybody poops. But where they go on campus is a different story. When you’re on campus and the morning fiber cereal has worked its way through your system, the nearest bathroom isn’t always the most comforting. Given the choice, where’s the best place to go number two at Wichita State? In...

Jody Adams-Birch is out. What’s next?

Jody Adams-Birch is out. What’s next?

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor
January 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports, Women's Basketball

Jody Adams-Birch’s compelling list of career accolades are often hidden by an investigation when four players quit following a 29-win season in 2014-15. Now in 2017, another investigation and a mutual parting with the university overshadow her nine years of work as Wichita State’s head coach. ...

Looking back at President Obama’s presidency

Looking back at President Obama’s presidency

TJ Rigg, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Friday marks the last time Barack Obama will walk through the halls of the White House as president. His successor will be sworn in as president that day as the Obama family exits the White House. On Feb. 10, 2007, Obama announced his candidacy for president. His campaign projected themes of hope...

Campbell: Women’s rights are human rights

Campbell: Women’s rights are human rights

Marissa Campbell, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

You would think by 2017 all Americans would have rights to their own lives and bodies. If a woman wanted access to birth control, the government wouldn’t be standing in her way. If a woman wanted to have an abortion, it would be her own personal business and not something state lawmakers argue about. In...

Beach: Baker shining for Knicks

Beach: Baker shining for Knicks

Nick Beach, Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Columns, Men's Basketball, Opinion, Sports

Ron Baker, former All-American guard for Wichita State, is taking on a significant role for the New York Knicks. Knicks' coach Jeff Hornacek has found the value in Baker, who recently earned the full contract for his rookie season.  He’s now played in 16 games and is averaging more than 10 m...

Could Wichita State run the table in conference play? An answer could come this week.

Could Wichita State run the table in conference play? An answer could come this week.

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
January 11, 2017
Filed under Columns, Men's Basketball, Opinion, Sports

It’s never too early to start thinking about March. When Northern Iowa’s Wes Washpun washed Wichita State out of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament last March, the NCAA Tournament’s selection committee bought into the storyline of Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet, who each led active play...

How to ‘Unfriend’ fake news

How to ‘Unfriend’ fake news

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
December 21, 2016
Filed under Columns, News, Opinion, Politics

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to reevaluate the way we consume news in the United States. It has been a trying year for objective journalism to say the least, and in many cases, stories have crossed the line from sensational to blatantly false. The fake news epidemic that has swept across...

Cohen: Athletics has the right to sell student tickets

Cohen: Athletics has the right to sell student tickets

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor
December 21, 2016
Filed under Columns, Men's Basketball, Opinion, Sports

Men’s basketball is a hot commodity at Wichita State. But in early November, Koch Arena ended a streak of having more than 40-straight sellouts in a regular-season game against D-II opponent Southern Nazarene. Ever since, Wichita State has struggled to fill the two general admission sections tha...

Pflugradt: Billy Willson challenged college. Here’s what we can learn from his viral social media antics.

Pflugradt: Billy Willson challenged college. Here’s what we can learn from his viral social media antics.

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
December 21, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I can’t hold back. I’m joining the conversation. This week, Billy Willson, a student at Kansas State University, decidedly pushed the question concerning the value of a college education with a statement that’s now gone viral. Willson posted on Facebook a photo with himself giving a mi...